Daily Show Summary: Cover-Up in the Air - What Would Reagan Do?
Joe is basically a conservative in EVERY way EXCEPT how he described himself on TV. He makes decisions using feelings rather than facts and he respects people views based on thier wealth and status (like he's in highschool... which is an apt description of conservative political behavior). Anyways, MSNBC DID fire it's only anti-war voice when the NeoCons were in charge during Bush-Cheney days so it doesn't take much guess work to understand where Joe and his show Morning Joe comes from. The question is ... for how long are we going to allow this charade to continue?
Fox News and the GOP have been promoting using your feelings to make decisions even if facts contradict your decision as long as it makes you feel good. It's like knowing you shouldn't eat a pint of ice cream a night but it feels good so you do. Rick Santorum demonstrates...
Rick Santorum Speaks from His Heart - California Colleges Rick Santorum criticizes California universities after reading something from the state of California. (03:58):
If a child makes a decision on his or her feelings the first day they ever attend school (or even throughout thier school life) and the question is "do I want to go to school" the answer will be "no" even if that activity is good for them i.e. going to school to get an education. It's why we raise our kids to do stuff that doesn't feel immediately good so they can have a better life in the long run. If the evidence says one thing but another way feels better for whatever non-factual reason, we teach our kids to follow the evidence. Some kids don't get that sort of help and spend thier lives lying and using thier feelings to make decision especially if being popular amongst certain people is part of the decision making process (likethe conservative male host on Morning Joe who seems to think he's a liberal, weird!) All liberal know that only conservatives make decisions with thier feelings irrespective of the facts if that feels better. It's called "truthiness"...
If truthinews were around in the past, people could have seen great headlines like "Dewey Defeats Truman? You Tell Us!" and "63% Believe Titanic Still Unsinkable." (03:42)
Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Morning News Shows Trying To Find Viewers From A Demographic That's At School
Really? You are seeking viewers from an age group that would be in trouble if they watched your show and if they did thier friends would probably see them as losers?
Note: For some reason the feelings of a Governor matters more than his actions. Certainly not a fair and balanced show.
Previous post that explains this one: Fox News Has Made Lying It's Main Political Strategy As They Have No Accountability
Did you know...
"Love thy neighbor as thyself"... BOOOO!!!...
"Let the record show that on January 16, 2012, the good people of South Carolina booed the Golden Rule." ― Jon Stewart...
Even the Pope agrees... GOP isn't particularly Christian;
Rumors of The Pope's Secret Life: Reports surface that Pope Francis has been secretly sneaking out at night to help the homeless. (02:12)...
Pope Francis: Capitalism is “a new tyranny”: "The culture of prosperity deadens us," the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy
How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.
In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.
POPE FRANCIS’S CHALLENGE TO GLOBAL CAPITALISM
A week after Pope Francis released his first papal exhortation, the innocuously named “Joy of the Gospel,” it is still causing ruptures. Rush Limbaugh dismissed it as “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope.” At least one Roman Catholic group demanded that Limbaughapologize and retract his remarks, but that seems unlikely. And meanwhile, some conservative economic commentators, while stopping short of echoing Limbaugh’s words, have accused the Pope of misrepresenting global capitalism, and ignoring its role in wealth creation.
Daily Show: The CBO Report - There's only one small problem with Fox News's apocalyptic, CBO report-based predictions. (02:33): (Hint: It's wrong. Outright lies would be even more accurate... but calling them liars is apparently not nice!)
"Fox Facts" Are Made Up Facts (BTW, making up facts is normal for Fox News, which is why media needs to be transparent & controlled by the public)...
In reality, well... just watch the videos above and below. It really is quite incredible what lies Fox News can get away with...
Daily Show: Terror on Bulls#%t Mountain - The residents of Bulls**t Mountain champion the same "job lock" they once railed against. (02:01):
Notice at 1:27 into the video the Fox News anchor calls Health Insurance "Free Health Care"... either they are so clueless they don't know what insurance is or they are lying to create hysteria which can ONLY work if thier audience ONLY watches them... and if they are lying then they are doing thier viewers a great disservice and if they ever find out there will be hell to pay.
Note: If they are talking about the Medicaid increase to help the poorest of families... I'm just speechless. And they call themselves Christian!
Daily Show: Terror on Bulls#%t Mountain - Family First - Family comes first with conservatives, except when it goes up against capitalism. (03:54):
It's obvious from the above video that the GOP and Fox News don't care about America or Americans or American Families... just attacking Obama... LOSERS.
Note: BTW, notice how the GOP is using 'fine words' to manipulate people while doing the opposite (as in the below video)... so they are a real life Despotism/Tyranny/Fascist channel and should be observed to understand how these sort of groups are formed (it also indicates that the House is a despotic branch of Government - will explain in more detail later)
Despotism explained by Encyclopedia Britannica:
Watch the first 50 seconds of the following video and you will notice that one particular person (Ron Paul) is ignored even though he came within 200 votes of winning the straw poll...
'The media consistently treats Ron Paul like he is the thirteenth floor in a hotel' Jon Stewart
Exclusive - Ron Paul Extended Interview Pt. 1 ; Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul believes his political message is a threat to the establishment. (04:55):
Ron Paul has been consistent over many many years! (Romney changed positions with every speech, or so it seemed)
Exclusive - Ron Paul Extended Interview Pt. 2; Ron Paul believes the war on drugs is a violation of Americans' civil liberties and trusts that people can make their own choices. (05:39):
Ron Paul believes the War on Drugs is NOT working. This view has historical precedent, see the PBS show on Prohibition for how this sort of war tends to turn out. Besides that there is the civil liberties issue which has come up again in the NSA debate which began and is still supported by establishment GOP leaders (i.e. in its over-implementation and uselessness). Ron Paul mentions that he is against both prescription drugs and regular recreational drugs. There isallot of interesting evidence that suggests the prescription drug debate has yet to emerge in the TV media especially since Obamacare was made by a corporation (practically). Not regulating heroin would take away the illegal heroin trade from the CIA which it seems to have been engaged in since Vietnam for some odd reason.
At 2 mins: Point that the laws don;t make better people is taken. That said bad people exist and basic law system that we have has existed since Hummarabi down through the Jews and Christians. A system that isn't working need to be fixed simply removing it altogether would get the same results as what Moses got after he came down from the mountains the first time. One fix is to have a more constitutionally aligned division between Federal and State laws. Departments which already exist at a State level aren't needed at a Federal level and leads to less people involved in making important decisions... also, the levels of corruption and bad ideas that can be enforced on the American people has gotten to such ludicrous amounts that for the safety of future generations it just makes sense to remove the 5 department that Ron Paul set up to have removed in his plan.
In Adam Smith's theory of the 'invisible hand of the market' what he said was that the market would work perfectly given the state of the variables. One important factor is that his theory was for mass-production using a model of the division of labor. A computer has amalgamated labor together as have other infrastructure developments (The Post Office is in the Constitution but 'what do we do now that we have email?', type of challenges will keep surfacing)so with division of labor being replaced by multi-tasking a key component of his wealth of nations theory has been put on its head.
A market will always lead to an equilibrium of some sort and can thus be seen as 'free' to some while restrictive to others depending on who loses and who wins and how fair the situation was to begin with: What the means is if you have a shortage and people are scrambling for something and giving away family heirlooms for bread (such as in the past in some communist eras) the market has found the right balance for the resources available. The market would find a similar solution in a famine or drought. If the State encourages corporations to gain monopoly power then removing Government and laws would just make it easier for such monopolies to crush entry into the market for any new competition. Where we are now, with corporations controlling Government in rather indirect but obvious ways, to remove all laws would lead to a type of robber baron capitalist system that existed at the time of the feudal lords of the middle ages of Europe. Last solution to this was conscripting for a world war I think the best option forward is to work on building new infrastructure, education and skills for growth using methods to stimulate businesses so the private sector can come up with ideas while working on removing all corporate welfare and gettinglobbyists and corporations out of Washington and returning the Government of "we the people" back to we the people.
Note: A free market is not free if laws don't exist to protect people from keeping thier property as they wish to. The Constitution DOES provide a system of rules, regulations and laws which provide the basic structure of any market within the United States of America. That said there are good laws & regulations and bad laws and regulations... and some areas the Federal Government is not allowed to be involved in constitutionally.
Exclusive - Ron Paul Extended Interview Pt. 3; Ron Paul believes that property rights would better protect the environment than federal laws. (06:53):
Thoughts: Ron Paul believes in 'free markets' yet there are strong views on regulations that protect property - i.e. this isn't the pure market economy as envisioned in the economic models of perfect competition, market economy and Laissez-Faire Capitalism. Ron Paul has also mentioned, in other interviews, that there would need to be a transition. In other words, a model has to be discussed and implemented to help the country move to the way the constitution originally envisioned it 'according to Ron Paul'. Also note that the constitution provides for 3 branches of government and all the States with the freedom to move around in its own internal regulatory structure would create a unique market structure that would approach the ideas of free markets as long as the rest of the economic structures remain the same (i.e. across the world). Plus, avoiding empire/nation building seems to be written into the constitution, and that would save allot of money.
Quote of Naom Chomsky: "Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade deals and other accords down the throats of the world’s people to make it easier for corporations and the wealthy to dominate the economies of nations around the world without having obligations to the peoples of those nations." -- Profit over People: Neoliberalism and the Global Order
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THE DAILY SHOW: Slumdogs vs. Millionaires - Moral Hazard - The conservative media lauds the end of unemployment insurance fraud, which is totally different from Wall Street fraud. (04:59):
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